Even though medical cannabis has been legalized for the past six months in this state, it’s still virtually impossible to see a doctor or get a prescription.
I’ve been trying for the past three months and I keep hitting dead ends.
My primary care physician doesn’t have the proper medical certification to prescribe cannabis, but she gave me the name of a different doctor. I made an appointment with that guy and I had to pay cash for the appointment at $200. Halfway through the meeting with the doctor, I mentioned cannabis and the doctor had a strange look on his face. I told him that I was there to get a medical marijuana card and he told me that I had to be his patient for a year before he could prescribe the medicine to me. I called 20 different doctors before I found a helpful physician that would point me in the right direction. I had to call a medical cannabis specialty clinic. They are only available three days a week and the closest office is a three hour drive. I made an appointment to see the doctor on my next day off. I had to give the lady a fifty dollar deposit to make the appointment, so I really hope the business is a legit way to get my medical cannabis card. I really can’t afford to lose anymore money trying to become a legal medical cannabis user. It’s no wonder people still break the law to obtain cannabis. It’s easier and often cheaper to see the local drug dealer.